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by jfw
Wed Oct 03, 2018 13:44 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: saddle sore
Replies: 12
Views: 5558

Re: saddle sore

I reckon there are 2 main types of "sore" 1. abrasion/ pressure - where you get rubbed/chafed especially on a long ride 2. a mini local infection - either from previous abrasion, or more commonly for me associated with a spot/ infected hair follicle like a mini boil (nice!) For (1) Good fi...
by jfw
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Post Bike Fit Misery....
Replies: 31
Views: 2967

Re: Post Bike Fit Misery....

Could you mark up your components for this supposedly "perfect fit",

Then put a few spacers on your steerer to lift your bars

Try a stem length in between your old stem and your new one (if this has changed)

And gradually work towards the "ideal position" in small steps
by jfw
Sun Jul 22, 2012 08:15 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Training Routines
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Re: Training Routines

Herbsman wrote: Pedal, then pedal more. Then pedal harder. Then more. Then harder. (I'm being serious) Not really true though is it? I mean I could race my commute as hard as I could in London and it'd do nothing but tire my legs out with little benefit for a 100 mile ride. You need to be a bit sma...
by jfw
Tue Nov 15, 2011 21:28 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

Re: 2011 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!

Got induction booked for Friday, but might ask for early next week just to give this lazy baby one last chance...
by jfw
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

Re: 2011 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!

Argg - 10 days past EDD here

mum ringing/ texting seemingly every half hour :x

Weighing up wait and see approach vs induction....
by jfw
Sun Oct 30, 2011 05:38 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

baby room painted: check farmyard stickers stuck up: check hospital bag kind of packed: kind of check 39 weeks: check bike ride: check http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/56044634 eating curry: tried eating pineapple: tried oh well be here within 3 weeks by hook or by crook (but preferably without ...
by jfw
Fri Oct 21, 2011 09:40 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Non- yellow reflective things...
Replies: 36
Views: 3072

I got a mesh running running bib - which was blue with silvery reflective strips. But I wear it - running On the bike i wear my work hi viz or my luminous yellow gore jacket (al be it without much reflective stuff on it) In my experience yellow or orange are well worth it in dim light, and even in d...
by jfw
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

i been listening to maggie howells natal hypnotherapy CD

its like english hypnobirthing

not expecting miracles - even if it does nothing on the day makes me more relaxed now.

i will have to let you know if it was any good :)
by jfw
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

gah! I need to master the quote function!
by jfw
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

[quote=DonDaddyD] Cycling: Did you cycling, ability to ride a bike, confidence and/or desire to go fast take a nose dive as the due date approached? [/quote] Confidence and energy took a big hit in the first trimester. so average was 50 miles a week - which went from 70-80 at beginning (before I kne...
by jfw
Fri Oct 14, 2011 08:53 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

[quote="TailWindHome] THE NUMBER ONE RULE: NEVER WAKEN A SLEEPING BABY! [/quote] Sorry boring addition to rule - if you are transitioning from warm car to warm house - OK. If you are transitioning from cold outside to warm house/ warm car - get some layers off that baby even if it means waking ...
by jfw
Wed Oct 12, 2011 13:38 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Excel Experts?
Replies: 8
Views: 426

A1 = distance (in miles)

B1 = time in hh:mm:ss

Speed (mph) = A1*(B1*24)

sorry brah

its speed (mph) = A1/(B1*24)
by jfw
Wed Oct 12, 2011 13:12 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Excel Experts?
Replies: 8
Views: 426

If

A1 = distance (in miles)

B1 = time in hh:mm:ss

Speed (mph) = A1*(B1*24)
by jfw
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

DonDaddyD wrote:You are 36 weeks and still riding a bike.

Are you She-ra

:shock:



i definitely wouldn't fit in that little white dress right now :oops:

only a couple of miles to station

My commute shef side
and another mile or so in Derby

Have granny ring!
by jfw
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: 2011-2012 Expectant parent (cyclists) club!
Replies: 427
Views: 17921

so if i am 36 weeks pregnant and weigh 3 stone extra :shock: Have a cross bike with road tyres and pannier for my commute What is my score in the silly commuting racing game? Finish the whole commute thing end of next week! Yipes! Have managed to get given nearly everything due to nephews neices and...
by jfw
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Hi viz rucksack - anyone got one?
Replies: 11
Views: 5113

You can also get a(n extra) normal hi-viz vest, and put the straps of your rucksack through the arm holes.

Or if you have a big enough hi-viz vest wear over you and the rucksack (though this does make you look like a dayglo turtle)
by jfw
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Garmin HRM Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

i had the same problem and replaced with polar strap - much better (I had particular issues running, more than biking)
by jfw
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Cycling with a bun in the oven
Replies: 28
Views: 2192

Hiya I'm 31 weeks pregnant (so 7 months) and still cycling to work (only about 3 miles each way - but a big hill on the way home). With respect to pelvic issues mentioned - I incurred some pelvic problems (known as SPD symphis pubic disfunction, or PGP pelvic girdle pain) from some over enthusiastic...
by jfw
Sat Feb 26, 2011 19:18 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: The big FW
Replies: 58
Views: 8093

FH - I ride in the peak - did 49 miles today with 4500 feet (garmin data - prob more like 5000 memory map) how does your average effort HR compare to your max? Hammerite for someone like me - for whom 1 FW seems an almighty challenge -10 in 10 days seems crazy (though i guess the pressure to do your...
by jfw
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Intervals & Asthma
Replies: 5
Views: 809

don't know the exact answer but worth bearing in mind 2 things 1) Some HRM straps (like my garmin one) can go poor contact when your breathing hard/ whatever - this can result in a ridiculous heart rate 220+ 2) Ventolin is going to significantly increase your heart rate - I don't know how best to fa...

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